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LDiO 07: Off-the-job Learning & Development Methods

LDiO 07: Off-the-job Learning & Development Methods
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ISBNs:  9781781194782 (PDF) / 4799 (ePub)
Year Published:  2021
Author:  Thomas Garavan, Carole Hogan, Amanda Cahir-O'Donnell & Claire Gubbins
ePub ebook:  10.90
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Learning & Development in Organisations: Strategy, Evidence and PracticeLearning & Development in Organisations: Strategy, Evidence and Practice

OFF-THE-JOB LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT METHODS focuses on the use of off-the-job methods to achieve learning objectives. 


The authors first discuss the spectrum of learning methods, ranging from taught to blended, and how they are linked to organisational performance. 


They then provide a discussion of learning methods and highlight the advantages, disadvantages and applications of off-the-job methods.






Learning Objectives

Key Concepts


1 Introduction

2 L&D Methods: Formal and Informal Methods

2.1 What is a L&D Method?

2.2 The Spectrum of L&D Methods

2.3 L&D Methods and Business Strategy

Critical Reflection 1

2.4 What Does Formal Mean in the Context of Off-the-job and On-the-job Learning Methods?

Case Study 1: Du Pont’s STOP Safety Training Programme

2.5 Informal L&D Methods

3 How L&D Methods Differ

3.1 Learning Modality

3.2 Learning Environment

3.3 Location of Learning and Trainer

3.4 Trainer Presence

3.5 Interactions Between Learners and Trainers

3.6 Time Demands

3.7 Cost Issues

4 Advantages and Disadvantages of Formal Off-the-job L&D Methods

4.1 Didactic Formal Off-the-job L&D Methods

4.2 Experiential Formal Off-the-job L&D Methods

Case Study 2: Using Action-based Learning in Heineken to Develop Front-line Managers

Critical Reflection 2

Best Available Evidence to Inform Practice 



Review Questions

Strategic L&D in Action 

Case Study 3: Using Blended Learning Methods in Starbucks to Develop Front-line Employees

Further Reading



About the Authors

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